Some species of whiteflies including the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly have been detected in Indian River County.
The Ficus Whitefly has been detected in both Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.
If you suspect you have a whitfly infestation in one or more of your trees please give us a call. One of our certified arborists will be happy to verify the presence of these pests.
For more information on whiteflies from the University of Florida/IFAS Extension please follow these whitefly links:
- Invasive Whitefly Pests of Florida
- Pest Alert: Whiteflies which includes a link to local UF/IFAS Extension Offices
An image or sample can be submitted to the University of Florida for identification. If necessary you can contact your local extension agent for additional information.
The following trees in our area have been found to be hosts for the whiteflies:
- Manila palm, coconut palm, areca palm, pigmy palm, montgomery palm and washingtonia palm
- live oak
- gumbo limbo
- Florida black olive
- foraha or tamanu
- tropical almond
- white bird of paradise